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US: Making preserved roses available for any occasion

“We take our roses seriously, and we have given it all the love and care just as the consumer would for their gift. Our farmers tend them and care for the roses even after they bloom for two extra weeks than others. Then after harvesting, our artisans extend more care, making them special,” said the…

Alberto Palmí, director of FEDEMCO:

"The price of wood has tripled, and we have never seen anything like this before"

Growers and marketers are facing rising costs when placing their products on the market. One of the inputs that have seen the highest price increase is packaging materials, including cardboard, plastic, and wood. This is a consequence of high energy and fuel costs and severe supply problems caused, in…

All photos: Ruel Pableo for The National

UAE breaks world records for biggest flower word and number to mark Golden Jubilee

To mark the UAE's Golden Jubilee, local flower delivery service Floward organized an event to break not one but two world records. Visitors showed up at the Address Montgomerie in Dubai to help create the world's largest word and number made out of flowers. The floral display spelled out "UAE 50".…

US: Extreme supply chain problems dreaded regarding unvaccinated drivers

A mid-January deadline for the vaccine mandate was announced by the U.S. in mid-October. Last week, Canada announced a Jan. 15 deadline for truckers crossing into this…

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An eco-friendly solution to floral foam

While florists worldwide have relied on green floral foam in the past to keep their arrangements together, a sustainable replacement has been created: the FloraGUPPY. The product can be moulded in warm water and fitted in vases of different shapes and sizes. And recently, there have been several comments…

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Havant florist helps domestic abuse charity

Claire’s Floristry is running a charity campaign that uses selfies to raise money for a domestic abuse charity. Owner Claire Lester initially set up an autumnal selfie station, complete with a handmade scarecrow and lots of autumn floral décor at the start of September.She encouraged passers-by to take a…

US: Jet Fresh Flower distributors partners with Details flowers software

Jet Fresh Flower Distributors is partnering with Details Flowers. The family-owned and operated wholesaler, importer, and distributor located in Miami is working together with the floral software company encouraging flower buying within the platform. At the same time, Jet Fresh Flower Distributors is…

Comparing the efficacy of regular and ultra versions of floralife flower food

The benefits of flower food on cut flowers are well established. Cut flower food is engineered to provide necessary nutrients and other beneficial ingredients at correct proportions for cut flowers to open, develop color, and remain vibrant and attractive for a long duration.  Cut flower food products come…

Frigoblock FK2

New all-electric transport refrigeration unit for urban distribution

Frigoblock recently introduced the FK2, its new all-electric refrigeration unit. "The design of the Frigoblock FK2 unit combines sustainability, reliability, and intelligent operation to empower the next generation of urban cold chains," the company states.“With the new FK2 unit, we are not just…

Forwarding company uses digital platform for structure and transparancy

Two experienced freight forwarders sold their business to a young, fast-growing company, which turned out to be able to build a platform that the experienced brokers were unable to. Milestone Group owners Juri Falandt and Co van Es put aside their personal feelings and chose the future of their company.…

Photo credit: Anna Gordon / Financial Times

London flower couriers favor electric cargo bikes over vans for deliveries

The main distribution center for Freddie’s Flowers — a floral delivery business focused on London — looks, in most respects, exactly as might be expected. Big stacks of long cardboard delivery boxes stand in one corner of the unit in a high-ceilinged former factory by the River Wandle in Earlsfield, in…

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AU: Bloom & Bush scheduling flower arranging classes

As Australia leaves lockdown and loosens quarantine restrictions for travel between states and territories, Australians are looking ahead and starting to plan small gatherings once more. Small weddings are back on track, and events like bachelorette parties are rescheduled. Bloom & Bush, a florist…

Johan de Neef, Smart Packaging Solutions:

Lack of raw materials: what are the consequences?

As everyone notices, the global impact of Covid also affects the availability of raw materials, which in turn leads to rising raw material prices. At Smart Packaging Solutions they notice the consequences as well. Johan de Neef explains. "The raw materials market is moving fast. Raw materials are…

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Can't sleep? Time to harness the power of a flower shower

Since Cleopatra added rose petals to her bath and Ancient Romans scattered the waters of their spas with herbs, people have been using plants and aromatherapy in their bathing experience. Now the trend has been given a new lease of life with the rise of bath — or shower — bouquets. It is what it sounds…

Anne de Rouw - Ranpak:

Paper is an effective and cost-effective cold chain packing solution

During the pandemic, use of ecommerce spiked, including online purchasing of food products that require thermal protection during the shipping process. In most cases, products are delivered within 24 hours, and traditionally, many of these products have been shipped using expanded polystyrene (EPS) boxes…

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US (CA): Local organization gives flowers a new life and recipients

Who has time to repurpose a bunch of flowers? Anne Bell makes time. A floral designer who has worked in the floral and design department at Pebble Beach, Bell arranged the flowers for her daughter’s 2019 wedding at Asilomar and could not bear to throw away the still-fresh hydrangeas and garden roses at…

Preserving fresh cut flowers longer

Specialized in flexible controlled atmosphere, Janny MT brings solutions to organic and traditional growers to increase the shelf life of their fresh produces. Preserving flowers is a complex problem for the cut flower industry. Janny MT offers a flexible and natural solution allowing you to store during production peaks…

Flower packager receives FSC certification

Broekhof USA, a company in flower packaging, has earned the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification (SCS-COC-007184) as a group member of the Small…

How do colored shade nets affect postharvest quality of fresh produce?

Modification of spectral quality via colored shade nets can act as a physiological tool to modify the crop microenvironment and advance plant growth, yield, and fresh produce quality after harvest and prolonged storage. This mini-review presents data on the physiological responses in fruits and…

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Molecular understanding of postharvest flower opening and senescence

Flowers are key organs in many ornamental plants, and various phases of flower development impact their economic value. The final stage of petal development is associated with flower senescence, which is an irreversible process involving programmed cell death, and premature senescence of cut flowers…

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Special Post-Harvest this month

This month, we will pay more attention to post-harvest techniques, processes and products. Also on HortiDaily, and our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws and bloemenplantennieuws, this subject will be highlighted. The articles related to post-harvest are published in a Special box, named Special Post-harvest. Quality and shelf…


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